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Crossing the ocean can be an important step in the journey to creating American teachers who engage in culturally responsive teaching. University of Kansas educators have published writing detailing a program that takes future educators to Italy to participate in a full-immersion study abroad program that results in a better understanding of the ch...

The massive immigration of European settlers to the United States in the late 18th century included a large number of Italians who settled in southeast Kansas to take jobs as deep-shaft coal miners. Two of these families who followed the dream, the Battitori family and the Iager family, merged a generation later. Dr. John Battitori, who addressed...

The Dante Alighieri Society of Pueblo's 36th annual scholarship awards celebration featured presentations in Italian by each scholarship winner, followed by the Little Italy Buffet and an array of Italian-themed desserts.   Richard and Helen Harris were honored as Persons of the Year for their dedication to the organization. Six high school...

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a CfP for AAIS 2015 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-29 March. CfP AAIS 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder "Italy between the two World Wars: literature, culture, society".    This session focuses on the examination of the Italian cultural context between the two World...

Are you an intermediate speaker of Italian who loves opera? Have you always wanted to have a better understanding of the words? Now is your opportunity to discover more of Verdi's "Rigoletto"!   Join ICC's native Italian instructor, Mirella Heimpel, as she uncovers the famous opera. You will listen to the music, pause to learn new language p...

By Ryan Murray Flathead Valley Community College invites lovers of Italian cuisine and world travel to its Big Night 5, a fundraising event to help pay for student scholarships for the annual Semester in Venice program. The event has raised more than $66,000 for 18 Semester in Venice students since its inception. The Venice trip, an immersiv...

Of all the people found at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), about 85 occupy the unique role of postdoctoral researcher.   The postdocs, as they're known, contribute to the wealth of research capabilities at NREL as they work alongside established scientists. The recently minted Ph.D graduates are hired to...

By Kelly Schiro  The future where people can monitor the structural status of bridges, buildings and roads is coming to life through a collaborative research effort between professors at Iowa State and the University of Perugia in Italy. Using nanotechnology, the students and faculty working on the project are developing materials that s...

General Description of Position: The Department of Modern Languages at Kansas State University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Italian, term position, for the 2016-2017 academic year, with an option to be renewed. Generalist with ability to teach introductory and intermediate language courses as well as literary and...

The Department of Languages and Literatures at the University of Denver will hire a Teaching Assistant Professor of Italian for appointment to begin September 1, 2016. This is a non-tenure track position, with full benefits and a 3-year contract, renewable; promotion possible. Salary is competitive. The annual teaching load is eight classes on a qu...

New social workers will work increasingly with people from diverse immigrant groups who are often marginalized. The University of Kansas is working to increase study abroad experiences in a field that is growing its emphasis on international or global practice, including a current visit by students, faculty and staff from Milan, Italy.   Sev...

The Society of Italian-Americans will award a $1000 scholarship to a high school senior who is enrolling in a college or university this fall. Any high school senior with at least one Italian ancestor is eligible to apply, according to a news release. The winner will be selected based on grade point average and two required essays. Applications a...